Netflix’s disruptive original series Orange Is The New Black came to end with Season 7 but fans still hope for Season 8.
- What lead to OITNB’s immense popularity
- Audience’s engagement to the series
- Netflix’s most-watched series
What leads to OITNB’s immense popularity
Orange Is The New Black emerged as Netflix’s most-watched series. It also established Netflix as the streaming powerhouse after the show received 12 Emmy nominations.
When the series drew out, it boasted of no big stars, no Academy Awardees and was produced with a relatively small budget. However, Jenji Kohan’s adaptation of Piper Kerman’s memoir is arguably the best series on Netflix.
Originally, there was skepticism looming over the show’s future when Season 1 premiered. However, after a mass appreciation and good ratings, Netflix announced Season 2 followed by 3,4,.. and 7.
But is there a chance for Orange Is The New Black Season 8? As of now, there’s no update on that but we hope Netflix listens to their fan’s demand and work towards bringing in an eight-season.
Audience’s engagement to the series
The series resonated with the audiences with its emotional and appealing storyline. It brought to the forefront the transgender rights and the sensitive criminal justice reforms.
Orange Is the New Black connected with its audiences based on the plethora of characters whose religion, ethnicity, race, class, and creed often differed from each other.
What Jenji was able to pull off is a feat still untapped by many directors. She was able to draw colour to many distinctive characters having their unique backstory.
Therefore, with each season, it seemed like an escapist affair for the viewers to engage in this giddy binge-watching session.
Netflix’s most-watched series
Each season of Orange Is The New Black is rolled out either in June or July which is a relatively quiet period in the TV year. Thereby, fuelling the midsummer season with its binge-worthy episodes.
According to a poll, OITNB was also named as viewers’ favourite show on Netflix. However, neither was Orange Is The New Black Netflix’s most prestigious original series nor was it the splashiest.
Despite everything, it became a phenomenon even with little star power. The show grew its fan base only through word-of-mouth ignited by social media.
The show till date boasts of 20 Emmy nominations and a bizarre 105 million user views.
What happened in OITNB Season finale
The brilliant series came to an end with a sprawling finale. In the entire season, we saw Piper’s story as a conflicted woman. Piper is freed from jail and now spends her days fighting for criminal justice reforms.
Piper’s wife Alex is still in jail and ensues an illicit relationship with the jail’s guard woman. In a search for a better life, Alex insists Piper start a new life. Therefore, Piper moves to Ohio but continues to meet Alex in Jail.
Needless to say, fans want to see what happens to Alex and if she and Piper reunite in the future. Thus, if Orange Is the New Black Season 8 was to happen, it would by-and-large focus on that.
Let us know in the comment section below if you’re excited to see an extension to Piper’s story in OITNB Season 8.